Patrick

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Patricius (patrician), the name of an early Irish saint. Doublet of Paddy.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpætɹɪk/, [ˈpʰæ.t̠ɹ̠̊˔ʷɪk̚]
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  • Rhymes: -ætɹɪk

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Patrick (countable and uncountable, plural Patricks)

  1. (countable) A male given name
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene v]:
      Yes, by Saint Patrick, but there is, Horatio,
      And much offence, too.
    • 1993 Roddy Doyle: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha: page 138:
      - Are unusual names nice?
      - Yes.
      - Then why am I called Patrick?
      She laughed but only for a little bit. She smiled at me, I think to make sure that I knew she wasn't laughing at me.
      - Because your daddy's called Patrick, she said.
      I liked that, being called after my da.
      - There are five Patricks in our class, I said.
      - Is that right?
      - Patrick Clarke. That's me. Patrick O'Neill. Patrick Redmond. Patrick Genocci. Patrick Flynn.
      - That's a lot, she said. - It's a nice name. Very dignified.
      - Three of them are called Paddy, I told her. - One Pat and one Patrick.
  2. (countable) An English surname originating as a patronymic.
  3. A placename
    1. A village in Queensland, Australia; named for Patrick Creek, itself for Patrick, an Aboriginal assistant to Frederick Walker, Commandant of the Native Police.
    2. A parish of the Isle of Man.
    3. A town in South Carolina, United States; named for railroad official John T. Patrick.
    4. An unincorporated community in Nevada, United States; named for rancher Patrick McCarran.
    5. Ellipsis of Patrick County.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Patrick, from Latin Patricius.

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Patrick

  1. a male given name from English [in turn from Latin]

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:Patrick.


Danish[edit]

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Patrick

  1. a male given name from English

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French[edit]

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Patrick m

  1. a male given name, the English form of Patrice, quite popular in France

German[edit]

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Patrick

  1. a male given name from English, feminine equivalent Patricia or Patrizia

Norwegian[edit]

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Patrick

  1. a male given name of popular usage, variant of Patrik

Swedish[edit]

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Patrick c (genitive Patricks)

  1. a male given name of less common usage, variant of Patrik

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